New fishery manager Brian Curran has been in touch to say that he landed the first salmon of the season off Costello this morning.

The fish weighed 8lbs 11oz, and took a size 10 Munro Killer.


Brian Curran with his 8lbs 11oz Costello Salmon
Brian Curran with his 8lbs 11oz Costello Salmon


Brian reports that water levels are good currently, and have been steady for the past few weeks with almost daily showers. While there have been cold winds, the frequent rain has kept water levels at a very fishable level and we expect more spring fish to enter the fishery with the high tides this week.

Go fishing…

Costello & Fermoyle Fishery

Costello & Fermoyle is a jewel in Connemara’s crown, with a short, productive river draining a chain of lakes, all providing quality salmon and sea trout fishing. Salmon run the system from April, with the grilse run peaking in June, while sea trout start in May, with the most prolific runs in June and July. Fishing can be excellent right through September.

To make a booking, contact Brian at
Telephone: +353 (0)91 572196 or 087 2399988
E-mail: [email protected]